Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Moist and tender Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are a tasty way to use your ripe bananas, and a delicious start to your morning!

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins - The Foodie Affair

I had the ugliest bananas laying around on my kitchen counter for about a week. The peels were spotted brown nearing black and I was fearing the stems would start to mold. I was tempted to toss them, but I just couldn’t do it! Bananas are a staple around here and we eat quite a few.

My husband eats one just about everyday, but he’s particular about the banana being the perfect ripeness, so if there are any that get left behind, they usually go into the freezer for smoothies.

Somehow we got overloaded with frozen bananas, and have plenty in our freezer that are pre-wrapped and ready to be blended up, so baking with those ripe bananas seemed like the next best choice!

Banana bread is a no brainer and what comes to mind when I have extra bananas to bake with, but it also just seems so BORING, especially after making this Coconut Banana Bread!

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins - The Foodie Affair

What is not hum-drum is peanut butter. What do you think about peanut butter banana muffins? You can never go wrong with peanut butter, right?

These are yum-yum-yum! and even a little health-ified by using some whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt for some of the moistness. They’re still a treat, but I just saved you a few unnecessary fat grams and calories.

You’re welcome 🙂

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins - The Foodie Affair
Peanut Butter Banana Muffins - The Foodie Affair

I made these to grab and go. This past weekend we all had different schedules and activities to attend, so having something freshly baked in the kitchen was a nice treat that we could enjoy on our own time.

I made 10 muffins and 2 mini loafs with the batter. You can make a 9″ x 5″ loaf or four mini loafs if you want.  I like to make the mini breads to share with my co-workers and friends.

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins - The Foodie Affair

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Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Delicious peanut butter baked with ripe bananas lightened up with Greek yogurt. Delicious for brunch or an afternoon snack.
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Bake Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate muffins with peanut butter, Peanut butter banana muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 about 3 large bananas cups ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt 0% fat
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter creamy
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut palm sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 cup dry roasted peanuts chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a muffin pan with liners or grease a loaf pan(s).
  • In a large bowl beat together bananas, yogurt, peanut butter, melted butter and eggs until well combined. Beat in sugars.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together flours, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice. Add to banana mixture and beat until blended.
  • Pour into prepared pans and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Bake.
  • Muffins will take 20-25 minutes, mini loafs 25-30 and large loaf 60 minutes. Test by inserting a toothpick in the center. It's done if it comes out clean.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 279mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g

Disclaimer

Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

Adapted from Cooking Light, The New Way to Cook Light Cookbook. Peanut Butter-Banana Bread is also available on MyRecipes.Com

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26 Comments

  1. This recipe is a delicious confluence of things I LOVE! The fact that they come together in muffin form is just icing on the cake, so to speak 🙂 Wonderful recipe here, thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Yum!! Banana and peanut butter are a lovely combination and I bet they taste awesome as muffins! I have some bananas that I need to use so I will give these a try 🙂

    1. Isn’t Greek yogurt a great substitution when cutting back on some fat in recipes?! I eat yogurt plain, but really enjoy adding it to recipes like I have for these muffins.

    1. Hi Norma! The peanuts add just a little texture. So good with these muffins. I bought the muffin liners. They’ve been in my baking stash for awhile. I would love to get more though.

  3. These look delicious! I know what you mean about plain banana bread being boring. I tell Grumpy he’s boring because that is what he prefers. I’ve made several different flavors, coconut lime, maple walnut, banana split to name a few. So, when I have a request from you know who for plain banana bread I’m usually disappointed. ha ha.

    1. There was a time when I would use up to a cup of fat in my banana bread, but I’ve changed the way I cook over the years. These are so much better for you and just as tasty!